Experiences of U.S. search engine users as of February 2012

Search engines: U.S. user experiences 2012 This statistic gives information on experiences U.S. search users had when using internet search engines. During a 2012 survey, it was found that 38 percent of respondents got so much information in a set of search results that they felt overwhelmed.
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Share of respondents
Learned something new or important that really helped you or increased your knowledge86%
Found a really obscure fact or piece of information you didn't think you'd be able to find50%
Got conflicting or contradictory information in results and could not figure out what was correct41%
Got so much information in a set of search results that you felt overwhelmed38%
Discovered really critical information was missing from search results34%
Share of respondents
Learned something new or important that really helped you or increased your knowledge86%
Found a really obscure fact or piece of information you didn't think you'd be able to find50%
Got conflicting or contradictory information in results and could not figure out what was correct41%
Got so much information in a set of search results that you felt overwhelmed38%
Discovered really critical information was missing from search results34%
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This statistic gives information on experiences U.S. search users had when using internet search engines. During a 2012 survey, it was found that 38 percent of respondents got so much information in a set of search results that they felt overwhelmed.
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Release date
March 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
January 20 to February 19, 2012
Number of respondents
802 respondents
Age group
8-19 years
Special properties
Search users
Method of interview
Telephone interview

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